Hummus is a levantine and egyptian food dip/spread cooked with mashed chickpeas blended with Tahini and Olive oil. These are very common throughout middle east and in middle eastern cuisine around the globe.
Chickpeas are very rich in dietary fibres, proteins and other nutrients
You can make very creamy smooth Hummus at home. Once you get a hang of exact proportions, am sure you will never buy from a store.You also can achieve a smooth Hummus by adding the ingredients like i did when grinding.Hummus go well with kuboos (Arabian pits bread usually baked in oven) or it also can be used as a dip for nachos or any chips.
Tahini (white seasame paste)- 1/4cup
Garlic clove – 5
Roasted Jeera powder – a pinch
Lemon juice – 1tbsp
Salt to taste
Olive oil to grind
- Soak the chickpeas overnight.Next morning, it would have doubled in size.
- Pressure cook this for three to four whistles.
- In a food processor add garlic, Tahini, lemon juice and a tbsp warm water. Turn on the food processor. Continue blending for a minute till soft and fluffy.
- Add boiled chickpeas, little water and olive oil for grinding. donot add more water for grinding instead use olive oil
- When done, transfer it in a bowl and add salt and roasted jeera powder. Mix finely chopped green olives if you like. Garnish with red chilli powder.
- Tahini is easily available in supermarkets. If not you can make it at home. Lightly roast white seasame seeds on low flame till fragrant. Transfer it to a food processor and with 1tbsp olive oil make a smooth paste. Quantity of oil depends on the quantity of seasame seeds your using.